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Lead Buyer- Aviation Jobs in Columbus, OH at Dawson

Title: Lead Buyer- Aviation

Company: Dawson

Location: Columbus, OH

Permanent Opportunity; $55k-$75k (DOE)

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Columbus, Ohio (onsite)

The Lead Buyer will be working alongside sales shipping departments, therefore he/she needs to be a team player who is resourceful, thorough, and responsible. Because of the fast-paced environment in which he/she will work, this person should be energetic, organized, and have a distinct attention to detail. This self-starter should desire to work in a small office setting that is in constant motion. They will be expected to learn quickly, produce results, and add value to the company. Naturally, this passionate Lead Buyer is attuned to providing superior customer service and enjoys maintaining relationships with vendors and logistics team. This loyal and hard-working person deals with aviation industry professionals and therefore needs to bring strong written skills as well as professionalism to the table. Excellent listening and speaking skills are a must.

What the position offers:

Health, vision, & dental insurance (75% paid for the employee)
Disability insurance
15 days PTO, normal holidays + 2 personal holidays, 5 sick days
Small company with inclusive culture

What you’ll be doing:

Request quotes from vendors
Source market for best price and availability
Build relationships with vendors and identify strategic purchasing opportunities
Maintains regular contact with the logistics chain and follows life cycle of order, door-to-door
Negotiate and place orders
Process payment for orders
Manage returns and warranty claims

Who we’re looking for:

High school degree, 2+ years of college, supply chain management certification, or equivalent
Prior procurement experience a plus
***Veterans and military personnel welcome!***
*Lead buyer – the most important thing will be establishing relationships with customers and vendors. Buying experience in any industry is preferred, they know aviation experience is limited. A degree isn’t required, experience is more important!

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